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Held Annually on Mother's Day Weekend!
May 12-14, 2017 at North Dam Park

Colorama Photos

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This festival is a hometown favorite and draws people from the Grand Coulee Dam Area and the surrounding towns as well. It is a popular event for former residents of the area to return to year after year. The festival is always held on Mother's Day weekend. Activities for the weekend include a prize button raffle drawing with grand prizes drawn at 1:00pm on Saturday in the vendor area, two Pro-West Rodeos (6pm Friday evening and 3pm on Saturday), a parade down main street on Saturday and a carnival located next to the vendor area. Carnival hours of operation are 4pm-9pm on Thursday evening, 4pm-9pm on Friday evening and 12pm-9pm on Saturday.

Vendors are located off HWY 155 at North Dam Park between Grand Coulee and Electric City.

Vendor set up (for 2017) is on Thursday, May 11: 8am-8pm.

Vendor hours of operation are from 10am-8pm on May 12 and 13 and 10am to 2pm on May 14. Tear down must be complete by noon on Monday, May 15. Food vendors are required to pay an additional 10% of their gross festival earnings as well as their booth space expense. These monies are due to the Chamber of Commerce before leaving the festival. There are limited spaces available for self-contained RVs. Upon arrival check with officials for your space assignment. Electricity is limited and cannot be used for personal RV use.

There are no guns, knives, alcohol or any offensive items allowed. You'll need to bring your own UL-approved 3-pronged 50-100 foot electrical cord. You must apply and be accepted to vend at this event. Applicants will be reviewed by our Festival Committee prior to acceptance to ensure they meet our specifications. If accepted, you will be notified and your payment will be deposited. If you are not accepted, your payment will be returned to you. Make sure you include a photo of your booth, items and list of what you plan to sell. There is no early opening for this event.

Mail the following to GCDA Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 760, Grand Coulee, WA 99133:

  • your application(s)

  • a photo of your booth

  • a description of what you plan to sell

Food Vendors: Health Permits Required
A temporary food vendor license issued by the Grant County Washington Health District is mandatory if you are vending food. Complete and return the Temporary Food Service Application found here (see the Temporary Food Establishments section) along with the fee (for high-risk Commercial Food Vendor) to the address listed on the form. This must be received by Grant County Health District at least TEN (10) working days (14 calendar days) before the event. If you have questions about health permits, contact them at 509-766-7960 (dial 0 for the operator and ask about a "Temporary Food Service Application").
NOTE: The fee doubles if the application and payment are received less than 10 working days before the event. No exceptions.

Additional Grant County Health District materials you should be familiar with are found in the Temporary Food Establishments section of Grant County Health Department's website.

Have questions? Contact Peggy Nevsimal, Chamber Executive Director, at 509-633-3074 or peggy@grandcouleedam.org.




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